MakomDC – March

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‚ÄčCourage & Cowardice – Moral Strength & Emotional Weakness.
“One should strengthen herself to wake up like a lion to serve her creator in the morning so that it is she who awakens the dawn” (Orach Chayim 1:1). Courage is cultivated by a lifetime of awakening and finding the light, the good, the just. We rise up with moral strength not only from turning towards the good again and again, but by falling too. The fear in us that wants us to hide and run away is a teacher too. It shows us the dark spaces that need the dawn. In this month’s learning, we’ll look at moral courage and what it takes to face the darkness. 

MakomDC March Calendar

Stay tuned for a wide range of March learning and gathering opportunities in the Biran Beit Midrash!

Open Beit Midrash
March 7th Register
A place to sit across the table from fellow seekers and explore the rich, sophisticated, sacred texts that have animated our people for so many years. We'll question together, grapple together, and passionately talk through the uplifting and challenging ideas these ancient and modern texts provide. Jewish learning has the potential to create an unmatched soulful energy. The "Open Beit Midrash" is where that energy is found.


Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Shai Held
Wed, May 10 @ 7:30pm Register

We are so happy to have our March Scholar, Rabbi Dr. Shai Held, now joining us on May 10 after unforseen weather circumstances cancelled his original speaking date of March 14. Rabbi Shai Held will speak about the MakomDC March topic of Courage & Cowardice. Rabbi Shai Held is an awarded theologian, scholar, and Jewish educator, named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis.


The Text
March 21 Register
Explore transformative Jewish texts in their original Aramaic and Hebrew. That means we will break our teeth together and study with no translations but with lots of support from your peers and teachers.
  Post- Kiddush Halakah Class
March 18 @ 1:00pm
Rabbi Alexander will give a text-based class, after kiddush, using halakhah (Jewish life and living) as a prism with which to access our monthly topic. We’ll explore the unique intersection of faith and doubt as it appears in Jewish legal texts, with serious attention to how it has evolved over the centuries.
In order to make these engaging and relevant learning options open to as many people as possible, we have decided to offer almost all of the programming at no charge, thanks to the generosity of many Adas members. At the same time, we still cannot possibly expect to cover all the costs associated with producing these important programs without additional support from you. When you register for an event, you will be presented with the option to offer a donation. Thanks in advance for your support.

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